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                                  STATEMENT OF


   Re: AT&T Inc., Compliance with the Commission's Rules and Regulations
   Governing Customer Proprietary Network Information, File Nos.
   EB-05-TC-047, EB-06-TC-059, Order.

   A consumer's telephone call records include some of the most private
   personal information about an individual. Access to telephone records can
   show who people are calling and for how long. For all practical purposes,
   it is like picking someone's brain about their friends, plans or business
   dealings. People are extremely guarded about their privacy, and Congress
   recognized the sensitivity of this information in the Telecommunications
   Act of 1996 when it prohibited phone companies from using or disclosing
   CPNI without the customer's approval. It charged the Commission with
   enforcing this privacy protection and the Commission previously adopted a
   set of rules designed to ensure that telephone companies have effective
   safeguards in place.

   In this case, AT&T has commendably self-reported some of its failures in
   its compliance mechanisms and has agreed to adopt a compliance plan so
   that consumers are appropriately notified about the Commission's privacy
   rules. I support this Order because consistent enforcement is essential to
   promote compliance with our consumer privacy rules. It is also important
   for the Commission to move ahead with our pending rulemaking on our
   consumer privacy rules for telephone companies. When we opened that
   proceeding earlier this year, it was apparent that telephone records were
   widely available on the Internet, even though telephone companies are
   required to have firewalls in place to protect consumers' private
   information. That proceeding, adopted at the urging of a watchful public
   interest group, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, provides us an
   important opportunity to find ways to tighten our rules and provide
   greater security for these sensitive consumer records. We must not lose
   sight of that opportunity to ensure that we have sufficiently strong
   consumer privacy rules in place and that phone companies are employing
   effective safeguards to shield this data from harm. Every provider should
   be on notice that this is at the top of our agenda, we are watching
   closely and will take the action necessary to protect consumers' privacy,
   and we expect them to do the same.

   Federal Communications Commission FCC 06-100